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“Conflicted” and “Places We Have Never Known” Should Be On Your To-Do List

BoxHeart Gallery is currently hosting two exhibitions by artists Jackie Hoysted (Conflicted) and Annie Heisey (Places We Have Never Known)  that show purpose and resonate with varying narratives. Conflicted, Hoysted’s work, follows the human form and function through a broad scope of paralleling universes, reflecting  travels between native Ireland and America. In her perspective, she’s not sure in which land she truly feels like the immigrant, her native land, or of which she calls her home. Her work is…

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Photography, Jazz and Dance Collide In A Great Way.

Two powerful exhibits are running at The August Wilson center until February 26th, showcasing one famous photographer’s journey through Pittsburgh’s delicate social fabric, and one artist’s representation of prolific icons throughout the history of dance. Teenie Harris Photographs: Erroll Garner and Jazz from the Hill Charles (Teenie) Harris was one of Pittsburgh’s most well-renowned, and celebrated black photographers over the past 100 years. The son of hotel owners, Harris purchased his first camera in the 1930’s and began his…

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“Points of View” Gleams at Bar Marco

Lisa Bergant Koi and Lauren Braun opened a joint exhibit at Bar Marco entitled “Points of View”, a rigid, yet fluid display of our varying perspectives. Koi and Braun’s work, both in drawing and painting, create a fictional atmosphere of reality; an almost twilight-zone experience as you stare down undulating movements in space. The vast nature of each piece possesses a labyrinth of scenarios that speak to a dark sense of normality with captivation as its muse. A muted…

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Josh Mitchel’s Dual Gallery Opening Is Phenomenally Emotive

There are shows that display nice art, and then there are shows that make art, art. Josh Mitchel’s dual exhibit “Hidden In Plain Sight // A Collision of the Second Self” completely envelops what art is meant to do, create a narrative through imagery, and command self-reflection. Mitchel, one of the area’s most talented artists, cemented his relevancy with the show, which encompassed 707 and 709 gallery. Mitchel’s detail and poignancy is riveting, screaming to be dissected. Stripping ourselves…

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Meghan Clemm’s Photography is The Fantastic Nightmare You Need To See.

Meghan Clemm recently opened an exhibit at Chromos Eyewear in Lawrenceville to showcase her intricate collection of  fine art photography . Clemm’s body of work largely depicts eerie imagery of a dystopian reality caressed with vivid colors and sharp contrasts. A cross between a Tim Burton movie and Nine Inch Nails video, Clemm’s visuals are haunting, and in the same breath, gorgeous. Faces are mostly obscured, and the picturesque scenes are disheartening, shuttling an uneasy sense of anonymous fear….

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New Exhibit Gives Bird’s Eye View Into Hit Film, “Fences”

Paramount Pictures and Denzel Washington in collaboration with The August Wilson Center, recently opened Fences Up Close: A Pittsburgh Story, an exhibit featuring original props, video interviews, photos, and a custom-built setting from the film. Fences is one of 2017’s most prolific Pittsburgh-centric movies. Filmed in The Hill District, the adaptation from playwright, August Wilson, follows the path of Troy Maxson, an ex-con and talented baseball player who eventually found himself in waste management. Now struggling to make ends…

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“Connects” at Cohen & Grigsby is Diverse, Powerful.

Jeff Jarzynka, one of Pittsburgh’s top art curators, recently installed an exhibition at law firm Cohen and Grigsby called “Connects.” The show features artwork from Sarika Goulatia, a sculptor and installation artist, and Gavin Benjamin, a multi-media photographer and digital manipulator. The exhibit highlights the brilliant differences in our perceptive cultures, and celebrates diversity, something we’re all in desperate need of these days. The exhibition hits at the perfect time, as our society becomes more and more divided over…

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“Now and Zen” at Percolate Draws Big Crowd on Opening Night

Percolate Art Gallery hosted a transcendental experience with Now and Zen, a collective effort from artists Chialing Pitluga, Lauren Braun, Boyd Payne, and Mark Panza to create works that promote existential and introspective processes through photography, mixed media, and traditional painting. The work is powerful and eclectic, offering visitors a chance to visualize calming senses laced with powerful emotions. The fluency of some pieces is unsettling, twisting the mind into a fit of uncomfortable contemplation. Some are ethereal, tugging…

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Seth Ledonne: How To Get Back

Seth Ledonne opened his solo show, “How to Get Back” at The Mine Factory this past week to a packed house of art lovers. His work, simplistic in nature, roots into various elements of the human psyche with his narrative catalogue of creations. As you peruse the industrial atmosphere of the space, it can throw even the most seasoned art enthusiast for a loop. What seems to be just painted words, transforms into a standoff of wills, searching for…

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Hannah Altman’s Luminous/Weightless Opening

Photographer Hannah Altman recently opened her solo show, Luminous/Weightless at The Lantern in Downtown Pittsburgh. The exhibit highlighted Altman’s intimate and provocative work of the female form, showing the power of femininity while embracing a moody undertone. Altman’s exhibit is displayed under dim lighting, as each one of her photographs is illuminated through a light-box frame with perforations in each image shining through specific aspects of the subject matter. The placement of each hole creates an eccentric point of…

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